How does retirement affect alimony?

April 17, 2015

In 2012 South Carolina amended the alimony modification statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-170(B), to include specific factors for the family court to consider on whether

What ever happened to comity?

April 16, 2015

I am beginning to pity the South Carolina Court of Appeals. For the third time in less than two months the South Carolina Supreme Court

Can someone be too demented to consent to sex with a spouse?

April 15, 2015

There’s an interesting, and quite disturbing, article in the April 14, 2015 New York Times regarding the upcoming trial of Henry Rayhons, a now-former Iowa

Why do mothers (more typically) get custody?

April 10, 2015

A college student, interested in a career in family law, interviewed me earlier this week for a school project. Mostly he asked questions related to

Court of Appeals affirms custody, property division and fees

April 9, 2015

Can anyone explain the Court of Appeals’ thought process in what family law decisions it will publish? On April 8, 2015, mere weeks after deigning

The family court judge reads what you write

April 3, 2015

It continually amazes me that folks fail to realize that the family court judge may ultimately read anything they commit to writing and hit send.

Two recent unpublished termination of parental rights opinions that should have been published

April 2, 2015

Within the past week the South Carolina Court of Appeals has issued two unpublished opinions reversing two family court decisions to terminate a parent’s parental